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Elizabeth Warren offers up plan to kill tax loopholes for the biggest corporations

Loopholes in tax laws let giant corporations off the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes, with some massively profitable companies paying zero corporate income tax. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to...
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How has Trump failed your community? DNC launches hyper-local campaign in 2020 swing states

While Democratic candidates make their case in the early primary states, the Democratic National Committee is setting its sights on Donald Trump and his broken promises to voters in key swing states. The DNC...
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Republicans are whining about Trump again, but reports of confrontation are greatly exaggerated

It’s happening again: Donald Trump is making congressional Republicans unhappy, and the media is hyping the conflict. While there are definite signs of unhappiness among Republicans, let’s not give these wimps any more credit...
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Democrats offer solutions to Trump’s manufactured crisis at the border

Donald Trump’s solution to asylum-seekers at the border is clear: cruelty. Democrats are opposed to that, but they’re also crafting proposals to show what they would do to respond to a major increase in border crossings...
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Pelosi: ‘I don’t trust Barr. I trust Mueller.’

On Wednesday morning, Attorney General William Barr gave Republicans their biggest gift since his instant-ruling that Donald Trump hadn’t committed obstruction. In testimony before the Senate appropriations committee, Barr accused the FBI of “spying”...
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Sad Trombone: the last of Kris Kobach’s voter fraud cases falls apart

Kris Kobach had long proclaimed he knew something about voter fraud — that it was widespread and tearing our democracy apart. He promoted wild conspiracy theories, quickly debunked, regarding thousands of illegal voters. Kobach had...
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Maxine Waters Holds the Gavel as Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Has Tantrum Over Length of...

In the latest contest between Democrats and the administration, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Rep. Maxine Waters that he wouldn't come back to Congress if forced to stay past 5:15pm. The comment came as part...

Sayonara, Mike Pence?

”Don’t you recognize me?” “Ummm, gimme a hint.” “I’m your WIFE, dumbass!”   Ash vs Evil Dead You know, even in the current more progressive, affluent, and permissive age we live in today, most people still tend to take marriage pretty seriously. Not only because of the emotional trauma it can cause, but because of the financial ruin that it can cause for both parties, as well as social damage. And nowhere is that risk more apparent, or serious, than when a Presidential candidate decides to “marry up” to a Vice Presidential running mate. In many ways, a presidential candidate choosing a running mate is eerily similar to the “arranged marriages” previously common in some cultures. The “parents” in the party tend to “pair up” the couple for strategic and political benefit, and the kids are stuck with making the basic mechanics of living together under the same roof work. History is stuffed chock-a-bock full with these “odd couple” arranged marriages politically. Dan Quayle was about as qualified to be a vice president as a real quail, but he provided the necessary “youthful glow” to the stodgy and drying paint dull of George H W Bush. Dick Cheney was supposed to be a steadying political influence on the addle pated and politically nebbish George W Bush, but instead left W in the playpen while he traded US military lives for Haliburton profits. And Joe Biden gave the up and coming, but inexperienced Barack Obama the political and foreign policy gravitas to make people more comfortable. The Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket was just such a shotgun marriage. Pence was supposed to be a steadying influence to “traditional” Republican voters, as well as deep pocket GOP donors, who were obviously uneasy about the rather erratic behavior and public pronouncements of a candidate who treated real world politics like just another reality TV series. But where Dick Cheney had the strength of will to impose discipline on the pliant W, Pence had neither the savvy, nor the spine to even slow down, much less manipulate the alpha male in his relationship. The marriage was a match-made-in-heaven for Pence. A dull and uninspiring congressman, who became a dull and uninspiring Governor, Pence was facing a tough reelection fight in Indiana for another term. And if he couldn’t win reelection as Governor, he could kiss a future run for Senate goodbye. Yet, here he suddenly was, being offered the job of playing second fiddle to a 70 year old lecher, who snarfed bacon double cheeseburgers like he could “take a mulligan” on his cholesterol score. Pence was, and still is, literally a single heartbeat away from being serenaded with “Hail to the Chief.” But for Donald Trump, Mike Pence was a necessary evil, a means he had to accept to gain his political end. Trump’s disgust with, and his disdain for Pence has been apparent since day one. The casual, almost offhand way in which he made the initial announcement of his selection only served to diminish and humiliate Pence. And he rubbed salt in the wound the very next day, by leaking to the media that he was seriously exploring ways to cancel his offer, and pick someone else instead. Trump has been widely reported to consistently mock both Pence’s staid and traditional lifestyle and […]
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Alec Baldwin Says ‘Beating Trump In 2020 Would Be So Easy’ For Him. Any...

Alec Baldwin just shared this little ditty on Twitter. If I ran for President, would you vote for me? I won’t ask you for any $. And I promise I will win. Beating Trump would be so easy. So easy. So easy. — HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 8, 2019 It wasn’t easy for Hillary and she was the most qualified candidate ever, so go figure. Only if your VP was Pete Buttigieg or Kamala Harris and you resigned first week in. — PopRag (@PopRag) April 8, 2019 The rest of the Twitter thread was not too encouraging, you’ve just read the best of it. Eric Swalwell just announced he’s throwing his hat in the ring. You’ll see that on the Stephen Colbert show tonight. Can we just get down to earth, put one foot on the ground, and fix our broken government? Or, is 2020 going to become another bizarre election, where the worlds of politics and show business combine, to everybody’s detriment? God, I hope not.
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez slams conservatives who mock her accent: ‘I’m from the Bronx & talk...

It’s a tale as old as time: A woman is being criticized for the way she talks. This time, the woman is freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the critics are… well, this part isn’t...

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